An Ongoing Investigation of Science Literacy: Results of a 22-Year Study Probing Students’ Knowledge and Attitude Towards Science

Impey, Chris D. and Buxner, Sanlyn R. and Antonellis, Jessie C. (2013) An Ongoing Investigation of Science Literacy: Results of a 22-Year Study Probing Students’ Knowledge and Attitude Towards Science. In: Communicating Science: A National Conference on Science Education and Public Outreach. ASP Conference Series, 473 . Astronomy Society of the Pacific, pp. 189-194.

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Abstract

This talk presents findings related to our ongoing work investigating students’ knowledge and attitudes towards science and technology. We present an overview of research studies and findings including a comparison of the science literacy measures of University of Arizona students compared to national studies, conceptions related to astrology, views of radiation, and students’ pseudoscience and religious beliefs. We discuss implications for instructors and researchers interested in improving students’ science literacy scores and diagnosing alternative beliefs.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2017 10:29
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1102

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